Each year some of the country's top wine bloggers meet to explore wine regions and talk about their craft. Despite the tragic fires that raged in Napa and Sonoma (among other areas of California), the 2017 Wine Bloggers Conference is moving forward in Santa Rosa, California. I look forward to being one of the speakers at this year's conference , sharing an in-depth look at (and taste of) two Spanish wine regions.
The region of Cariñena produces lovely white wines and is especially notable for some exceptionally well-balanced reds, made from both Garnacha and Carignan, the grape variety named after the Cariñena region. Both as single varietals and in blends these grapes provide some very interesting topics and tastes for discussion in a blogger's seminar.
I'll also be introducing a detailed look at the crisp, vibrant whites made from the Alberiño grape in the Galician region of Rías Baixas. Always refreshing and crisp, Alberiño today is being made in a variety of styles in Rías Baixas so this seminar will be a chance to explore how innovative Spain's young winemakers can be.
If you are a wine blogger, or aspire to start a career in writing about wine, this conference is a great opportunity to network and pick up detailed information about the craft. And if you do attend be sure to join me for both of my tasting seminars - a taste of Spain in the heart of California Wine Country!
You can obtain more information about the Wine Bloggers Conference at the Conference Website